Yes, of course, it is a good comeback, but it’s not very promising. It is not long since England had tasted defeat at the hands of the Indian cricket team, but now our players experienced a loss by eight wickets. If the English team has outplayed India in T20s, its performance in bowling remained fine.
In a way, England has now ably taken revenge for the humiliating defeat in the Test series. Their winning spirit was there and they proved it to the full. Cricket experts wrote that the T20s looked like a mouthwatering contest.
Despite maintaining the position of the distinguished teams in the cricketing world, both showed their batting, bowling and fielding excellence during the matches played at the biggest cricket stadium. Does the latest T20 defeat for our team just 7 months away from a World Cup in India hold any marked hint?
The Test match loss was a different kind of experience for Joe Root. Now, the win in the twenty-over match is being viewed differently. Undeniably, England captain Eoin Morgan said that this was a learning experience before the World Cup as they now fought with a full-strength side. What Root lacked at his disposal was accomplished by Morgan.
As the match began with Morgan winning the toss, it turned out to be quite worthwhile. The English team maintained their complete hold over the match from the very start. As their combined and collective determination dominated, the win looked easier, with Jason Roy and Jose Butler scoring 72 runs in merely 8 overs. England consolidated in 15.3 overs and its victory was just at hand.
The fast bowlers were pacey and striking the batsmen at short of a length. Captain Morgan’s correct decision to entrust an over to Adil Rashid paid well as he took Kohli’s wicket. He was astute with the new ball in hand, as was studied in quick changing of the wicket.
Morgan stood like a confident commander on the battling field, making a typical mark of his cricketing excellence. If the captain was not making mistakes, how could England’s fielding be faulty? If we say Indian spinners disappointed, it was not wrong. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar also did not do well. Even Akshar Patel did not impress.